James M. David
James M. David (b. 1978) is associate professor of composition and music theory at Colorado State University. His music has been hailed as "deserving of inclusion in the standard repertoire" (American Record Guide) and "quietly mesmerizing with joyous melodies" (Downtown Music Guide NYC). Among the distinctions David has earned as a composer are an ASCAP Morton Gould Award, national first-place winner in the MTNA Young Artists Composition Competition, two Global Music Awards, winner of the Dallas Wind Symphony International Fanfare Competition, and national first-place winner in the National Association of Composers (USA) Young Composers Competition. Commissions include projects for Joseph Alessi (New York Philharmonic), John Bruce Yeh (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), the Oasis Quartet, Blair Bollinger (Philadelphia Orchestra), The International Saxophone Symposium and Competition, and the Atlantic Coast Conference Band Directors Association. His works have been performed at more than fifty conferences and festivals throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. These events include the Society of Composers National Conferences, the College Music Society National Conference, three World Saxophone Congresses, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, and six International Clarinet Fests. His works for wind ensemble have been performed by many prominent professional and university ensembles such as The U. S. Army and Air Force Bands, the Dallas Wind Symphony, the Ohio State University, the University of North Texas, the World Youth Wind Symphony, the University of Alabama, and the University of Washington among many others. Dr. David graduated with honors from the University of Georgia and completed his doctorate in composition at Florida State University. His music is available through Murphy Music Press, C. Alan Publications, Potenza Music, and Lovebird Music and has been recorded for the Naxos, Albany, Summit, Luminescence, and MSR Classics labels.